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Famous Deaths In December - 31

Tuesday, 09 February 2016

0192  Death of Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on this day in history.  

0335  Death of St. Silvester, Pope on December - 31.  

0406  On December - 31 godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle  

0439  Melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56 on December - 31.  

1164  On this day in history death of margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124)  

1194  On December - 31 death of duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157)  

1297  Death of Humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249) on December - 31.  

1302  Death of Frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238) on this day in history.  

1382  On December - 31 daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan  

1384  On December - 31 john Wycliffe, English religious reformer/bible translator, dies  

1424  On this day in history death of thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader  

1460  On this day in history death of edmund, Earl of Rutland, brother of Kings Edward IV of England and Richard III of England (executed) (b. 1443)  

1510  On this day in history death of bianca Maria Sforza, wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1472)  

1535  Death of William Skeffington, Lord Deputy of Ireland (b. 1465) on December - 31.  

1568  On this day in history death of shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese warlord (b. 1493)  

1575  On December - 31 death of pierino Belli, Italian soldier and jurist (b. 1502)  

1583  Thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies on December - 31.  

1610  Death of Ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (b. 1540) on December - 31.  

1616  On this day in history jacques Le Maire, pirate/explorer (Lemaire Strait), dies at 31  

1647  On December - 31 giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies  

1650  Death of Dorgon, Chinese emperor (b. 1612) on this day in history.  

1652  Frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies on December - 31.  

1673  On December - 31 death of oliver St John, English statesman and judge  

1679  Death of Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Italian physiologist and physicist (b. 1608) on this day in history.  

1691  On December - 31 death of dudley North, English economist (b. 1641)  

1719  On this day in history john Flamsteed, 1st Astronomer Royal, dies at 73  

1733  On December - 31 hubert K Poot, Dutch poet (Akkerleven), dies at 44  

1742  On this day in history death of karl III Philip, Elector Palatine (b. 1661)  

1775  Richard Montgomery, General, dies fighting British on December - 31.  

1799  On this day in history death of jean-François Marmontel, French historian and writer (b. 1723)  

1802  On this day in history francis Lewis, Welsh/US merchant/signer (Decl of Ind), dies at 89  

1809  On this day in history franz Ignaz Beck, composer, dies at 75  

1818  On this day in history jean-Pierre Duport, composer, dies at 77  

1848  Oliver Shaw, composer, dies at 69 on December - 31.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 31

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0695  On this day in history birth of muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715)  

1378  Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58) was born on December - 31.  

1378  Pope Callixtus III (d. 1458) was born on December - 31.  

1491  Jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557) was born on this day in history.  

1514  Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica) was born on December - 31.  

1540  Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) was born on this day in history.  

1572  On December - 31 birth of emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617)  

1668  Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist was born on December - 31.  

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